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Mediclinic News : PRIVATE HOSPITAL CARE FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS IS HYPOCRYTICAL, SAYS SOLIDARITY

Title

PRIVATE HOSPITAL CARE FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS IS HYPOCRYTICAL, SAYS SOLIDARITY

Date

2019-11-10

Link

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/health/2019-11-10-private-hospital-care-for-public-servants-is-hypocritical-says-solidarity/

News Description

BUSINESS LIVE Trade union Solidarity has criticised the recent decision by the government’s biggest medical scheme to guarantee private hospital care to all its members, saying it was an admission of the state’s failure to run an effective public healthcare system. Last week the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) announced that even its lowest-paid members would from January 2020 have cover for private hospital admissions, as part of its efforts to standardise the benefits across its different options. Gems members constitute the majority of SA’s 1.1-million public servants, and currently runs to 720, 00 principal members and their dependants.
Created at 2019/11/19 07:53 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/11/19 07:53 AM by Mediclinic